Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ephemera - Old Paper, Photos and Stuff


Old paper is great stuff. It's ephemera ... ephemeral ... it was not meant to last ... but when it does it is wonderful stuff! It has history ... texture ... warm colors from gentle aging.

We are always finding photo collections, old documents and letters, postal covers, labels and wallpaper. Some of it goes into our mixed media projects, most ends up in our shop for our customers. Now and then we find items that we repatriate with long lost relatives.

Old Ledgers ... sold as complete books and as individual pages. Great for everything from wrapping gifts to collages to mixed media art.
We just got these in ... customs' documents for seeds sent from Argentina to a researcher at University of California's botany department. The stamps are on both sides. ($15 each, while they last, as we only have five available.)
Love bird prints. These here are from a 1950s Audubon portfolio. We have others available. (Most are $18 each.)
Old letters make for interesting reading, if you like ... but these are treasures for their beautiful penmanship and aged paper. (Starting at a few dollars each.)
19th century and early 20th century French bottle labels ... direct from Paris. We do have others available as well. (Prices vary.)
Old mortgage and other documents from the late-1800s and early 1900s. (Typically $10 to $25 each.)
Old probate letters from New England in the late-1800s and early 1900s. (Typically $6 to $10 each.)
1920s shoe manufacturer receipts from France. (Typically $4.50 to $9 each.)
We have hundreds of old photos, as well as scrapbooks and photo albums from the 1870s through the middle 1900s.
Wallpaper is available both as individual large sample sheets ($4.50 each) and in packages of ten 8x10 sheets ($12.95 per package). Available online.
Vintage Wine labels are available in packages of ten ($5.95 per package) and special ones sold individually (From $5 each) Available online.
We recently acquired a large collection of letters from USA WW2 military personnel. Most of these were censored by the military and are stamped or marked as such. (Starting at $4 each)
Some of our ephemera is available through our online sites. Click on one of the links below to see what is listed at this time.

Vintages Antiques online.
Pretty Ribbons on Etsy.
Vintages Online Shop.

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